The strongest spirit I have ever come across

This is the strongest spirit I have ever come across. Ever. It is the most debilitating and literally sucks the physical and spiritual life out of you, and a Christian who is not aware of him can fall easy prey to his destruction!

My cousin had given birth to a precious baby with spina bifida. Our family prayed and fasted many times during his lengthy stay in hospital. A few days before that while praying for him in my room I got a brief vision of him lying in his hospital cot and lit up with a bright white silvery light. The same night my cousin got a vision of two swords crisscrossed over his bed!

One Saturday we (me, my mom and her two sisters) had gone to visit him and my cousin at the hospital in order to provide her support with prayer, communion and anointing.
Whilst fellowshipping, three nurses noticed us talking and praying, and came over to us and asked us about our belief in Jesus, and if we could pray for their healing. One lady had an ankle injury that would not heal. We prayed for all of them, and that same lady told my cousin the following week how her ankle was healed!

As we had finished praying for them, this terrible depressive cloud came over me and this voice, which I presumed was just my thought said “You’re useless.” Out of nowhere. Nothing had taken place to warrant this thought or feeling. The depressive feeling was so incredibly strong that I understand why they draw black clouds over sad peoples’ heads in cartoons! It was like I had a huge black cloud completely envelope me.
The thoughts never stopped and carried on with statements like, “You’re kidding right? You think your prayers are going to help your cousin’s baby and the nurses? Who do you think you are? Look at your family – they’re the stronger Christians! What are you even doing here?” Accusing thoughts like that changed to me now telling them to myself – “I really should not come back here to pray. I’m useless, I feel ashamed for even coming here! I have the sin of pride! I am being punished for thinking I could come here and make a difference!”

The change in my persona was so obvious that my mom asked me what was wrong. I told her nothing was wrong and that I had just been daydreaming.
The thoughts continued for a week after that and just got worse! I would think to myself, “Now, stop praying. You are useless and will never make a difference in God’s kingdom! Hah! You have made a fool of yourself for even going there! And stop trying to use the gifts God gave you. Why did you think you had any gifts in the first place? You’re useless and you don’t know what you’re doing! You’re embarrassing the Kingdom!”
Right now you’re thinking “Ah, come on! That was obviously Satan, he’s the accuser (Rev 12:10)! He’s the liar and deceiver (Rev 12:9), how could you fall for that?”
Readers, I cannot tell you how powerful this spirit is! It blinds you so badly to the truth that you can’t think straight and it blocks out all light. Not one part of me thought “Whoa, this is not right.” I’m very quick with identifying spirits – but this one got me. And he got me good.

A week later the thoughts were still tormenting me to the point of tears, where I felt I had let God down and embarrassed Him for my lack of usefulness in His Kingdom. I actually thought God thought of me as a joke. I was exhausted and would not read my Bible because I felt I was not good enough for the Word. I stopped praying for the same reason, and was depressed and lethargic. It felt like the very life was being sucked out of me. I was spiritually dry and physically exhausted.

There was one tiny little moment where crying in my bedroom I thankfully found a bit of energy and managed to squeak out, “What’s going on Lord?” That’s all I needed to say. And God stepped in. Through serendipity the next day (although we know there is no serendipity or coincidence with God!), I came across a writing of a Christian woman who had been attacked by this spirit and had the exact same symptoms as me! I then decided to do some research…

Ladies and gentleman, I hereby introduce to you the Python Spirit. Absolutely deadly and he hates with extreme passion.

Firstly, think about what you know of a python. It is nonpoisonous but deadly because they crush their prey to death and kill it by suffocation. When prey is in a python’s grip, every time it takes a breath, the python tightens that grip. The only way to kill a python this way is to cut off its head.

Greek mythology tells the story of a python that lived in the caves of Mount Parnassus. The Greek god Apollo founded the sacred Oracle at Delphi after he killed the python. The pagan temple of Apollo was erected here, and when people came to the Oracle for advice and revelation they could smell something decaying, which was thought to be the dead python. The priestess would breathe in the fumes that came up from the ground in order to receive the revelation people were looking for. Pretty much like mediums today. Therefore, we can see witchcraft was founded on python worship! The region where Paul was ministering was ruled by a stronghold of python.
Looking at Deuteronomy 18:10 “There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or daughter to pass through fire, or use divination, an observer of the times, or an enchanter, or a witch…” Enchanter here means to hiss, whisper a spell.

This spirit is found in the Book of Acts. It is the source of divination. Looking at Acts 16, we see a female slave who followed Paul while he was going to the place of prayer and said, “These men are the servants of the Most High God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation.” When I was much younger, I always wondered what Paul’s problem was for rebuking her for proclaiming the truth about him! On the surface what she said doesn’t seem so bad, but it is not what she said, but what made her say it. This girl possessed the python spirit and made money for her owners by fortune telling. Paul wasn’t as caught as I was, and commanded the spirit to come out of her that instant, as only God is the author of revelation.

How does the python spirit work?
Basically it wants to keep you from doing what God wants you to do. His main weapons are crushing and suffocation – it crushes your visions, faith, hope, spiritual gifts and dreams so that you literally do nothing for God’s kingdom and give up. This spirit is after breath, and breath represents the Spirit of God. This spirit constantly told me to stop using my gifts as I was a waste of time and stupid! He suffocates you so badly that you can feel it in the physical, but then he eventually quenches the Holy Spirit and your zeal in order to carry on doing what God needs you to do. Proverbs 29:18 says “where there is no vision, the people perish.” You get spiritual apathy and think so low of yourself that you have no want to do anything for God or to get rid of this burden. You don’t bother wanting to rid of it because you believe it as truth.

If you had to see the python in the spirit realm, you will see it wrapped completely around your body, and its head will be right next to yours while it whispers negative thoughts, lies and deception into your ears. These very thoughts are crushing in itself. When we look at Genesis 3 the first poisonous words uttered by Satan were “Has God indeed said?” That created doubt in Eve’s mind. This spirit works non-stop at hissing out lies into your ears. You have to understand that the hisses are so powerful and convincing that recognizing it for what it actually is, is almost impossible.

When you look at Numbers 13, the twelve spies were supposed to spy on the land of promise but came back with a report about the giants of the land, But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants(the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” Fear and discouragement got the better of them, just like me. Interestingly, the Hebrew translation for Anak is: to choke as with strangulation using a necklace. You will not mistake its prime symptom – suffocation. You will literally feel the suffocation!

How to defeat the python spirit

As the python whispers all sorts of deception into your ears, the first thing you have to do is take authority over it and command it to leave you in the name of Jesus. Remember that Jesus gave us His authority to “trample over serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy and nothing shall by any means harm you.” Luke 10:19
As soon as I did that, the spirit left me immediately! It was that simple. I never had to fight it any more than that. The weight lifted and I could now see things for what they were.

Also ask God for forgiveness for allowing the spirit to get the better of you and its attempt to rob you of your spiritual gifts. We are instructed in Proverbs 4:23 to “keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.” Satan wants to harm both your physical body, emotional well-being and spirit! And from my case, you could see he did that with depression. I have my Honours in Clinical Psychology and I have always thought that most roots of mental illness are demonic.

As tough as it was, I am glad this happened to me as I don’t think this spirit is well known – any affliction that can be used to learn from and help other brothers and sisters in Christ, and ultimately bring glory to God, is worth it!
Please discern and keep watch for this spirit (1 Peter 5:8) and don’t ever allow it to hang around. Like I said, it is the strongest spirit I have ever encountered. Be vigilant, and conquer him!

You’re hiss-tory! Unlucky python ends up in tug-of-war between two leopards  3

28 thoughts on “The strongest spirit I have ever come across

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  2. waynemali

    Thanks for sharing this, I now understand where the thoughts I faced when holding that penknife at my wrists were coming from, the thoughts I wasn’t good enough and my family were better without me, for a long time I’ve known that on those days God whispered in my ear the thoughts that would conquer and break the trance, I have fought the puthon many times since and called on God for help, thank you for helping me understand.

  3. Tim Shey

    “I have my Honours in Clinical Psychology and I have always said all roots of mental illness are demonic.”

    I know that mental illness is demonic and I believe that most physical ailments are demonic. Back in 1986, my faith healed me of manic-depression and later I went through some deliverance sessions and was delivered of a number of demons. The Lord is still delivering me from demons.

    1. kingintraining Post author

      That’s excellent! And to think the secular world is bound down my medication and therapy, when all we need is the Great Physician! God bless and have a great day further 🙂

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  5. Naphtali

    Yes. I know all about the spirit of Python. The prophet Kim Clement has given studies on it and how it has tried to take over America. And…the engulfing of its suffocation is horrible as I have experienced it also. And yes; I believe to as you all mental illness is demonic. We have to get the word out because churches are not teaching this. Most people don’t want to or do not believe how real all of this is. I am reading a book and writing a series on my blog which I believe you found. The book is by a man named Mel Bond who has been living proof of the spirit realm; he has the gift of discerning spirits. I recommend it if you can find it. God bless…

  6. Paula Cross

    Wow, this is an amazing illustration of how the spirit of python comes on someone out of nowhere. My situation was different in that I was dominated by this spirit since my youth. Your illustration was my norm – it was all I knew. And because of his dominion, even after I gave my life to Christ in 1988 and truly followed Him, the spirit of python and his dark clouds hovered over every area of my life. There was nothing I could do to excel or move forward. There was spiritual interference with all I did. It was crazy. But the Holy Spirit, through dreams and visions, taught me how it was this spirit was “able” to rule me even as a blood bought daughter. And He walked me out of Python’s dominion step by step.

    Would you consider reading my book and offering a review? The first 12 pages or so are available for preview through Please take a look at it and if you are interested let me know. I offered this only to you via your blog and give me the link to this page so that I can verify. I would appreciate this very much.

    The book is at – search “Spirit of Python Unveiled”.

    Paula Cross

    1. kingintraining Post author

      Hi Paula, thanks for stopping by, most honoured 🙂 So glad you are free of it. It is such a deceptive spirit and it hides so well!
      I would LOVE to read your book, I will email you now xx

    2. Paula Cross

      Dear Caddie,

      I’m wondering if we can edit my post above. I offered “you” my eBook free of charge in exchange for a review because, after reading your blog, I see that you have background and understanding already. I suspect people who read your blog are thinking the offer is for them as well. I guess we should remove my email address too.

      Thanks so much,


  7. Paula Cross

    Caddie, I’ve started a MONTHLY PRAYER letter. Most people battling the spirit of python have nobody in authority on the subject covering them regularly. The Lord has directed me to set up a monthly prayer email for anyone who subscribes. Info and a copy of the first prayer is actually on the following link where people can find out how to subscribe if they wish. I want prayers going out all over the world. Half of the reason people are struggling to break free is there’s no covering; nobody to turn to. Well, not any more!

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  9. Lory

    Thank you Lord for allowing to find this website, what a relief to see that I wasn’t alone and I now have a name to my ailment all these years! Hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Kevin Barrett

    Bless you for sharing this. Believe it or not, I had to battle this spirit when I became a new Christian. That thing had me thinking the worst things about myself so that I could not see who I truly became in Christ under His redeeming blood. Of course, I was so young in the Lord I didn’t know it was a spirit. I constantly had a black cloud hanging over me and I really felt that I was worthless and was so ashamed of myslef. I almost completely gave up on my walk with Christ. But God was so merciful to me and would not allow me to be defeated. In His mercy, He sent those to encourage me and shower me with love. Eventually I began to believe God’s word over me instead of the thoughts I had about myself. After that, He set me free from that thing.


    Kevin B.

  11. Mark

    This python spirit is 100% real and I have experienced it myself many times. I have been fighting this spirit for quite some time. Even today I took authority over it in Jesus name and commanded it to leave. Due to the gift discernment of spirits I have been shown and have seen this python spirit. It does exactly what it says in this post it wraps around you and its head is either on the right or the left side of your head and it whispers in your ears and that is 100% correct. It is actually a spirit of infirmity, lack, divination, and a literally pain in the butt. Please listen to this post because of my generous gift from awesome God I have experienced this Spirit first hand and it really is a pain and you need to take authority over it and commanded to leave in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Even in my room at night sometimes I wake up and I can see it moving around the room and I’ve seen it in many other ways and forms stretched across the sky wrapped around me with its head on the side of my shoulder I’ve experienced the python Spirit unfortunately in many different ways in spiritual war. Anyone who wants to know about the this spirit, give me a call and I will tell you whatever you want to know and that is the one hundred percent truth, my cell number is 401-390-9637 and in the name of Jesus, I promise yoy, I will tell you the one hundred percent truth because I’ve dealt with this spirit. And you really need to be careful tell the python spirit, I take authority over you python spirit, all serpent spirits, of divination, lack, infirmity in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, i bind the python spirit in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and command you to go forth, I command you to never return by the power and authority that has been given to me in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ as a born again believer, 1 john 4:4 he that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. And make sure you always thank and praise God Praise Jesus if you go on you can talk to Doug overmyer and he can answer all so many of your questions he is Spirit-filled born-again believer and Arthur and is a great guy who I trust and has helped me incredibly praise God praise the Lord


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